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Countdown to Thanksgiving

CTMH Turkey Thanksgiving Countdown

If Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday of yours–one you just can’t wait for–this cute project might be right up your alley!

Close To My Heart shared this idea earlier this week and it’s so darn adorable that I wanted to share it with you, too!  Super simple way to countdown to Thanksgiving–whether it’s you or the kids counting down!

Use simple shapes to create the basic turkey and then use strips of paper and loop them behind the turkey body to replicate feathers (love this part because who doesn’t have a lot of scraps to use up, right?!)  Pluck a feather each day leading up to turkey day.  Simple and fun.

Download My ‘Favorite Products’ Checklist!

Favorite CTMH Products Checklist

Today, October 30th, is National Checklist Day.  I personally LOVE using checklists.  It makes it so easy to stay organized and focused.  It helps ensure you don’t forget anything.  So in honor of this holiday I’ve made a checklist of my favorite Close To My Heart products just for you.  Perhaps you’ll find one of your favorites on here too–or maybe–you’ll find a new one to try yourself.

You can download my Favorite Products Checklist for your reference.  Have some other favorites?  We’d love to know.  Leave a comment and tell us which ones!

How to Use Up Your Scraps for Scrapbook Layouts

CTMH Mix-in Paper Pack

If you’re like me, you have a tough time parting ways with pretty paper–no matter how small the piece is.  I’ve definitely gotten better over the years by trying to hold true to my new rule of the “scrap” must be at least a 3″x 3″ piece before I save it.  For this reason, today’s blog post by Close To My Heart definitely piqued my interest! Continue reading

Quick Cards with Cricut

CTMH's Cricut Artistry Arrow Card

Things have been pretty busy here this week preparing for my Annual Holiday Extravaganza Class & All-day Crop.  Add in the stress of wondering if our city & neighborhood would be one that would be impacted by PG&E’s Power Shutoff and it feels as though I’m scrambling to get things done (& hope they don’t become undone–like food purchased for Saturday’s event going bad if the power is shut off!)

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A Fa-BOO-lous Halloween Card

CTMH Fa-BOO-lous Halloween Card

I received this AMAZING Halloween Card from Robin Charvet.  It’s simply too awesome to not share!  I love the splatter affect she achieved using our Shimmer Brush in the Color of the Year–Julep.  It’s a technique I need to incorporate into an upcoming project for sure!  And aren’t those Julep Sequins so beautiful?!  They are definitely my favorite sequins collection to date.

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Get Your Holiday Projects Tutorial

12 Weeks of Christmas Banner

Today the first holiday project tutorial of my 12 Weeks of Christmas was sent out to my mailing list subscribers.  Not only did it showcase a fun watercolor technique, but it also had a fun fold to the design as well.

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Close To My Heart’s Card Subscription Box

CTMH Craft with Heart Card Subscription

Last year Close To My Heart debuted a fabulous (and super easy!) Scrapbooking Subscription–Craft with Heart.   This year they’ve added a Craft with Heart Cardmaking Subscription!  And let me just say–it’s AWESOME!  If you love making cards and you love the simplicity of receiving a kit full of goodness in the mail, then this *NEW* Subscription Box is for YOU!

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A Review of Close To My Heart’s Ink Pads

CTMH Paprika Stamp Pad

It’s always nice to get a review on a product.  It’s helpful when trying to decide if you should purchase that item.  And sometimes, even if you already own the product, it’s interesting to see what others have to say about it, right?  Sometimes you’re made aware of features you never even saw or realized!  Here’s a nice review of both our Close To My Heart Stamp Pads as well as our AWESOME organizational system–Workspace Wonder.

If you have any questions about either the inks or the organizational system, feel free to EMAIL ME.  I’d be happy to help!